The University of Iowa Department of Biostatistics invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Associate Professor, with research expertise in the area of clinical trials. Exceptional applicants will also be considered at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will hold a leadership appointment in the Clinical Trials Statistical and Data Management Center (CTSDMC).
The CTSDMC was founded in 1989, and currently employs 36 full-time staff. The Center is directed by Dr. Christopher Coffey. The mission of the CTSDMC is to facilitate innovative multicenter clinical trials by providing high quality infrastructure support (http://www.ctsdmc.org). The CTSDMC has assisted in the development and implementation of over 25 multicenter clinical trials and two large epidemiological studies. It serves as the data coordinating center (DCC) for the Clinical Islet Transplantation (CIT) Consortium, sponsored by NIAID and NIDDK, and as the DCC for the Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT), an NINDS-funded network to implement phase 2 neuroscience studies. In each of their projects, the CTSDMC has provided leadership in study design, data collection, data management, project management, clinical site monitoring, quality management, safety monitoring, statistical design and analysis, and data dissemination and sharing.
The position requires a PhD or equivalent in Biostatistics, Statistics, or a related area, as well as evidence of excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary, collaborative academic environment. The successful candidate will have expertise and experience in the design and conduct of clinical trials, and the statistical analyses of data arising from clinical trials. For a tenured appointment, an established record of achievement in research and teaching is expected, along with a record of extramural funding.
The successful candidate will be involved in teaching, service, and research. The Department of Biostatistics is currently comprised of 16 primary faculty, 13 adjunct/secondary faculty, and approximately 40 graduate students (http://cph.uiowa.edu/biostat/). Existing departmental methodological research interests include clinical trials, computational statistics, Bayesian modeling and inference, statistical genetics and genomics, bioinformatics, informatics, machine and statistical learning, spatial and spatio-temporal modeling, time series analysis, survival data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, network analysis, integrative analysis, personalized medicine, causal inference, comparative effectiveness studies, high-dimensional data analysis, missing data techniques, nonparametric modeling, model selection, epidemic modeling, and syndromic surveillance.
The Department includes the CTSDMC and provides leadership to the Center for Public Health Statistics (http://cph.uiowa.edu/cphs/). The Department offers MS and PhD degrees in Biostatistics, as well as an MPH degree specializing in Biostatistics. Computational resources include extensive Linux and Windows networks, along with dedicated nodes in the University’s high performance computing cluster (http://hpc.uiowa.edu). Department faculty members enjoy strong collaborative relationships with other departments in the College of Public Health, as well as the Carver College of Medicine, the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Veteran's Administration Medical Center, and other groups across campus. Information about The University of Iowa is available at http://www.uiowa.edu.
Candidates must submit applications online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu/requisition #71994. Screening of applications will commence in mid-January of 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Attachments to the online submission must include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
About e University of Iowa Department of Biostatistics
Head, Department of Biostatistics
University of Iowa, College of Public Health
The College of Public Health was founded in 1999 and is Iowa’s only CEPH-accredited school of public health. The college is nationally ranked among the top 10 in publicly-supported schools of public health and has a diverse research portfolio. The faculty are collaborative and highly productive with expertise in all disciplines of public health. Innovation in education is highly valued and we have a track record of well-established and highly successful graduate and professional training programs. Degree programs in the college include MS, PhD, MHA, and MPH.
The Department of Biostatistics is one of five departments in the College of Public Health. There are 14 faculty, 42 staff, and 52 students currently in the department. Faculty research interests are broad and include computer intensive statistics, Bayesian statistics, design and analysis of clinical trials, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, spatial modeling, analysis of missing data, time series, model selection, quality control, informatics, statistical genetics, and public health statistics. The department also houses ...two centers - the Biostatistics Consulting Center and the Clinical Trials Statistical Data Management Center. In addition, the collegiate Center for Public Health Statistics is directed by biostatistics faculty. Department faculty members enjoy strong collaborative relationships with other departments in the College of Public Health as well as the Carver College of Medicine, the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science, the Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, the Iowa Institute of Human Genetics, and the Informatics Initiative. Faculty in the department also support the biostatistics shared resource in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, a NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center at the University of Iowa. The Department of Biostatistics offers the following degree programs: Certificate in Biostatistics, MPH in Quantitative Methods, and MS and PhD in Biostatistics. They also host the Iowa Summer Institute in Biostatistics which provides biostatistical training and applied research opportunities to undergraduates. Further information about the department can be found at: http://www.public-health.uiowa.edu/biostat/